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WWII German Submarine Warfare:  U505

Sections:

1.

The U-boat Threat

2.

The Eastern Sea Frontier

3.

Allied Convoy Formations

4.

Hunter Killer Task Group 22.3/Captain Daniel V.  Gallery

5.

Attacking the U505

6.

Boarding and Examining the U505

7.  Keep Your Mouths Shut

7.

Prisoners of War – Camp Ruston

8.

 The U505 Today

The U-boat Threat

During the early years of WWII, the  German Navy focused on Britain’s supply lines in the Atlantic attacking merchant and troop ships.  Until President Roosevelt authorized the Lend-Lease Act in 1941, America had remained somewhat isolated from the conflict in Europe.  After the attack on Pearl Harbor, America entered the war and the Atlantic became unsafe for all ships.  The chart below shows the number of Allied ships sunk by U-boats and the number of U-boats sunk by Allied ships.

Questions to Consider:

1.

How effective were the Allies in stopping the U-boat threat in the early years of the war?

2.

What do you think caused the significant increase in Allied ships that were sunk in 1942?

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